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Jack’s Camp is an oasis of style and comfort in the middle of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, the Makgadikgadi which is truly like nowhere else on earth.

Jack’s Camp is set in a palm “island” overlooking the tall grass fields surrounding the pans. The Makgadikgadi lake dried up thousands of years ago. Lying south east of the Okavango Delta and surrounded by the Kalahari Desert, the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans is a system of pans with sandy desert in between. 

Spectacular vistas, expert guiding, incredibly friendly habituated meerkats, unique desert wildlife, old-world safari styling and superb cuisine all come together to create an experience that is completely different to any other.

Guests facilities include a Mess Tent with a renowned Natural History Museum built into it!  There is a library, antique pool table and well stocked drinks chest, while a refreshing swimming pool is housed in a beautiful tent with deck and deck chairs.

Jack’s Camp features 7 Twin and 3 Double tents with en-suite bathrooms featuring indoor and outdoor showers. They are spacious and stylish with a sophisticated 1940’s safari atmosphere.



1940’s style tents with outside verandas, all with ensuite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers



Open Season

Open year round

Safari Experience

Year Round Activities:

  • Meet the habituated meerkats
  • Walks with the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen for a glimpse into their ancient culture
  • Search for the elusive brown hyena
  • Game Drives
  • Game drives to the Makgadikgadi NP (for stays of 4 nights or more)
  • Fat bike safaris
  • Visit the site of Chapman’s Baobabs
  • 1 Spa Treatment and 1 Horse Ride (for stays of 3 nights or more)
  • Spa Treatments (subject to surcharge)
  • Helicopter flips (subject to surcharge)
  • Morning and afternoon horse rides (subject to surcharge)


Dry Season (April – October)

  • Lie out on the pans at sunset and watch the planetarium show unfold
  • Quad biking (2 guests per quad bike), weather dependent

Wet Season (November – April)

  • Witness the zebra and wildebeest migration, the second largest in Africa and the last remaining in southern Africa





Wildlife & Birdlife

Unique desert species such as aardvark, bat eared foxes, aardwolves, elusive brown hyaena, porcupine, honey badgers, black maned Kalahari lion, cheetah, meerkats, ground squirrel, genet, yellow mongoose, jackal.

Zebra, Wildebeest, Kudu, Oryx, Elephant, several species of antelopes.

A dry, salty clay crust most of the year, the pans are seasonally covered with water and grass and become a refuge for birds and animals in this very arid part of the world.  Ostrich, Sand grouse, Secretary birds, Vulture, Marshal Eagle. Migratory: Wader, ibis, duck, geese, stork, wattled crane, flamingo.

Added Extras

The central area is one of the 5 national museums of Botswana.